Friday, 13 February 2015

Pelican In Piety. 19th-Century Cope Hood. Embroidered By The Dominican Sisters, Stone, Staffordshire, England.



This Embroidered depiction of the 'Pelican in Piety' is a symbol of The Eucharist, in which The Son of God tenderly feeds us with His Own Body and Blood, to give us a share in His Divine Life.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, in England & Wales, Celebrates this Great Sacrament of The Eucharist, a sign of Christ's Passion for humankind.

This Cope Hood was Embroidered, in the 1860s, by The Dominican Sisters in Stone, Staffordshire.

Image: LAWRENCE OP

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